PM commends preparations for Monday's election

Al-Sudani expresses confidence in electoral process for nationwide vote

BAGHDAD, December 18 — Prime Minister Mohammed Shiaa’ Al-Sudani said on Monday that he was confident in the country’s electoral commission and preparations done ahead of Monday’s provincial council elections.

Al-Sudani spoke from the Al-Watan polling center in Baghdad, where he cast his ballot.

We express our thanks to all media outlets that accompanied the electoral process at every stage.

Congratulations to the Iraqi people on this national day and the constitutional entitlement that has been delayed for more than 10 years.

The provincial council elections represent a crucial pillar for the implementation of administrative decentralization and the representation of the governorates in local governments.

The governorates, both their councils and governors, constitute the second pillar of the state and assist the federal government in executing its executive program.

I call on citizens to actively participate in choosing the most qualified and competent individuals to represent the governorates and fulfill their duties within the framework of the law and the constitution.

The government has completed its preparations for the elections, which is part of our duties towards enhancing political stability.

The government has fulfilled all logistical and security requirements for conducting the elections.

We commend the exceptional efforts of our security agencies in securing the elections, providing a conducive environment for political forces and candidates during the electoral campaign and up to this day.

Security forces are deployed across Iraq’s governorates to ensure suitable conditions for citizens to exercise their constitutional rights.

The electoral commission has exerted significant efforts to fulfill all election requirements, and we have confidence in its procedures that align with the law.